Pelvic Floor

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-02-25T15:35:25-05:00February 25th, 2020|Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

Considerations After a C-Section & When to Get Help! The c-section scar is a specific type of scar that is very familiar to many American moms (statistically about 30%), yet it doesn’t get a lot of attention. Our c-section scars will continue to tighten and change over time, regardless of how old they are, and tight scars can create a whole host of problems. Some women with c-section scars can go for years without having any problems but will notice [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

2020-02-25T12:50:51-05:00February 20th, 2020|Uncategorized, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

We all know of people in our lives who are “double jointed”. It’s a fun party trick for school aged kids, being able to bend arms and fingers in an unnatural way. But as we age, hypermobility, which is excessive movement in the joints, isn't so fun and can cause pain and dysfunction especially in the spine, hips, and pelvic floor. Hypermobility Hypermobility is often a genetic issue within the collagen of the connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. The [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2019-09-25T14:48:28-04:00September 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2019-08-13T15:25:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pain Management, Laura Glazebrook|

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 1

2019-07-25T22:57:46-04:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

A series for all moms! This is the first of a series about postpartum recovery, some issues that may arise from pregnancy or childbirth, and a handbook to knowing what is normal and when to seek help. Okay, ladies, let’s go back to school! Motherhood is a wild and crazy adventure, and the very beginning of the adventure is definitely the most confusing. The market is flooded with information on what happens to the baby immediately postpartum, but very little [...]

Oh Baby! Common Pregnancy Conditions and What Physical Therapists Can Do To Help

2018-08-03T21:52:06-04:00June 10th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Anisha Drake, Pelvic Floor|

Dr. Anisha Drake, PT, DPT, WCS Many of the structures in the body change during pregnancy. As the ligaments stretch, the rectus abdominis muscles split, the organs get moved around, and the brain is finding new and efficient ways to move the body. In the past, much of the complaints pregnant women had during pregnancy were given a sympathetic nod and a promise it would get better. However, new research shows that this is not always the case. Although discomfort [...]

Saddle Stress: A Female Cyclist’s Guide to Saddle Fitting

2018-08-03T21:56:41-04:00May 24th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Cyclists|

I spend a lot of my time around cyclists, and the most common complaint I hear from my friends, clients, and patients is saddle pain. Some have given in, resigning themselves to a life of painful riding because they were once told to “suck it up, because all saddles are painful”. Some have significantly reduced how much they ride, or stopped riding entirely. For women getting back on the bike after having a baby, or trying to start cycling for [...]

The Importance of Play

2018-01-18T10:43:59-05:00January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Performance Enhancement|

Chloe Murdock PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS We’re two weeks into January, and gyms are bursting with people eager to keep their New Year’s resolutions. But how many of these people will be so zealously hammering away on the Stair Master in July? Becoming and staying active is very hard in our sedentary society, often because it becomes just another task on our “To Do” list. Adding one hour of exercise per day can cut into our social lives and time [...]

Pesky Pelvic Floor

2017-12-20T10:44:38-05:00December 20th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Information, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Wellness|

When we learn about our body we tend to focus on certain muscles, and not realize other muscles exist. Today we are going to highlight the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is the muscle on the bottom of your core. It is charge of supporting your back, organs and sending important messages to your brain. The pelvic floor comes in three layers. The first layer is for sensation, when working correctly helps with orgasm and some continence control. When tight [...]

The Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles in Common Orthopedic Complaints

2018-12-03T21:18:21-05:00May 1st, 2015|Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor, Jessica Reale|

The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) refer to a group of muscles inside the pelvis running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and sides of the pelvis. These muscles are most famous for their sphincteric role—meaning they hold back urine and stool. What many people do not realize, however, is that the pelvic floor muscles have other equally important functions. The PFM also work with ligaments and fascia to support the organs of the pelvis, play a crucial role in [...]